Frank Kelly (mathematician)
Francis Patrick Kelly, CBE, FRS (born 28 December 1950) is Professor of the Mathematics of Systems at the Statistical Laboratory, University of Cambridge. He served as Master of Christ's College, Cambridge from 2006 to 2016.
Kelly at the EPFL, 15 October 2007
|Born||28 December 1950|
|Alma mater||Durham University (BSc)|
University of Cambridge (PhD)
Dynamic Alternative Routing
|Awards||Davidson Prize (1979)|
Guy Medal in Silver (1989)
Fellow of the Royal Society (1989)
Frederick W. Lanchester Prize (1991)
John von Neumann Theory Prize (2008) Foreign Member, NAE （2012)
IEEE Alexandar Bell Medal (2015)
David Crighton Medal (2015)
|Thesis||The Equilibrium Behaviour of Stochastic Models of Interaction and Flow (1976)|
|Doctoral advisor||Peter Whittle|
Kelly's research interests are in random processes, networks and optimisation, especially in very large-scale systems such as telecommunication or transportation networks. In the 1980s, he worked with colleagues in Cambridge and at British Telecom's Research Labs on Dynamic Alternative Routing in telephone networks, which was implemented in BT's main digital telephone network. He has also worked on the economic theory of pricing to congestion control and fair resource allocation in the internet. From 2003 to 2006 he served as Chief Scientific Advisor to the United Kingdom Department for Transport.
Kelly was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1989. In December 2006 he was elected 37th Master of Christ's College, Cambridge. He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to mathematical science.
- 1979 Davidson Prize of the University of Cambridge
- 1989 Guy Medal in Silver of the Royal Statistical Society
- 1989 Fellow of the Royal Society
- 1992 Lanchester Prize of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
- 1997 Naylor Prize of the London Mathematical Society
- 2001 Honorary D.Sc. from Heriot-Watt University
- 2005 IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award
- 2006 Companionship of OR by the Operational Research Society
- 2008 John von Neumann Theory Prize of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
- 2009 SIGMETRICS Achievement Award
- 2009 EURO Gold Medal from European Operational Research Society
- 2013 Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the New Years Honours List for "services to mathematical sciences"
- 2015 IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal, for
"Creating principled mathematical foundations for the design and analysis of congestion control, routing, and blocking in modern communication networks"
- 2015 David Crighton Medal of the London Mathematical Society and Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
- Kelly, F. P. (1994). Probability, statistics and optimisation: A Tribute to Peter Whittle. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons.
- Frank Kelly at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- "No. 60367". The London Gazette (Supplement). 29 December 2012. p. 8.
- "Heriot-Watt University". www1.hw.ac.uk. Archived from the original on 13 April 2016. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
- "Frank Kelly Wins the 2009 SIGMETRICS Achievement Award". ACM SIGMETRICS. Retrieved 9 May 2009.
- "New Year Honours List 2013 – General List" (PDF). Cabinet Office. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
- "David Crighton Lecture 2016". ima.org.uk. Retrieved 12 April 2016.